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Is xz actually an open source success story?

It’s been just over two weeks since we all learned about a backdoor that had been slowly and carefully placed in the xz-utils library over a period ...
Jeremy Katz
by Jeremy Katz
on April 17, 2024

Paying maintainers: the HOWTO

By Luis Villa on April 15, 2024
As part of the xz discussion, some asserted that “paying maintainers doesn’t work—we tried to give people money and they wouldn’t take it.” Suffice ...

Maintainer panel: Hear from maintainers in a post-xz utils backdoor world

By Amy Hays on April 15, 2024
A few weeks ago, a very sinister, sophisticated hack was uncovered in an obscure but ubiquitous Linux library called xz utils.

Upstream rewind: the 2023 Upstream maintainer panel and the insights that resonate in 2024

By Caitlin Bixby on April 11, 2024
As we count down to this year’s Upstream, we’ll be looking back at Upstream moments from years past. Discover how topics may have changed and how ...

The ROI of paying open source maintainers (in light of the xz utils backdoor)

By Lauren Hanford on April 8, 2024
As we continue to watch the attempted xz utils backdoor hack unfold, I’ve been following several conversations where questions are being raised about ...

xz utils hack: what is it?

By Luis Villa on April 2, 2024
Late last week, a developer noticed some unusual behavior on their computer, investigated it, and uncovered a hack of epic scope, in an obscure but ...

5 of the Python packages most relied upon for AI are powered by Tidelift maintainer partners

By Kacey Bradford on March 19, 2024
For those of you who may have been living under a rock for the last year, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are now at the ...

Upstream is June 5, 2024

By Luis Villa on March 14, 2024
Improving the health and security of open source is an old problem. In the past 25 years companies have been formed, foundations have been funded, ...

Tidelift advisory: Final CISA Secure Software Development Attestation Form released

By Donald Fischer on March 12, 2024
On Monday March 11, CISA and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the final version of the Secure Software Development Attestation Form ...

Why Tidelift joined FINOS

By Donald Fischer on March 7, 2024
Today, I’m excited to share that Tidelift has officially joined FINOS, the Fintech Open Source Foundation.

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